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Star Wars grows up with ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’

If the main saga Star Wars movies are The Lord of the Rings, then Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is more like Game of Thrones. Instead of legendary heroes and Jedi magic, Rogue One is more grounded in reality with a small, rag-tag group of rebels who manage to do something extraordinary. Because of the shift away from the fantasy roots of the main trilogy and a stronger focus on action, Rogue One is a more grown-up tale from the galaxy far, far away.

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‘The Jungle Book’ a respectful reboot with modern-day flare

For me, when it comes to Disney classics, there are old-school movies like Snow White or Pinocchio, and there are ’90s hits like Beauty and the Beast and Aladdin. Originally released in 1967, The Jungle Book falls into a sort of gray area between the two, so it seemed to most ripe for revival in the form of a CG-filled reboot. Thankfully, Jon Favreau’s take on The Jungle Book keeps all the spirit of a great Disney movie while letting the technology shine with superb CG.

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Chris Coffel’s Top 10 of 2010

Note: I write this top 10 list without seeing many of the films from 2010 that I would’ve liked to see it. So if you’re wondering why films like The Fighter or Black Swan...

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Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland a delightful trip down the rabbit hole

Tim Burton’s continuous foray into children’s tales yields another winner. Alice in Wonderland is more than an adventure through the rabbit hole of Burton’s mind, it is a creative and visual achievement that will...